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Metro Kiwanis recognizes 8th graders

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2016

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Huntington Catholic’s outstanding 8th graders on Monday, March 21. The students were selected by the Huntington Catholic School’s 8th grade staff for each individual’s accomplishments and excellence in scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, faith, extra-curricular achievement and leadership.

The guest speaker was Sheriff Terry Stoffel who spoke to the students and Kiwanis members. Jim Dinius, a Huntington Metro Kiwanis member and past Lieutenant Governor, then introduced Ingrid Mattas an eighth grade teacher at Huntington Catholic. Mattas introduced Jessica Hartmus, daughter of Julie and Ken Hartmus, and Graham Scher, son of Kristi McElhaney and Kevin Scher, as the outstanding 8th graders of Huntington Catholic.

Hartmus introduced her parents and thanked the Huntington Metro Kiwanis and Huntington Catholic faculty for her selection and the outstanding 8th grader award. She went on to say she was not an athlete, but enjoyed academics especially science and math. She also enjoys painting and cake decorating. Hartmus thanked her parents for they are her biggest supporters and then thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for recognizing her for her academic accomplishments.

Scher introduced his parents and stepfather Mike McElhaney. He thanked the Huntington Metro Kiwanis and Huntington Catholic faculty for his selection as an outstanding 8th grader. Scher has actively participated in extracurricular school activities that include basketball and golf. He is looking forward to attending HNHS next year. He then thanked his parents for their support and Metro Kiwanis for recognizing him for his academic accomplishments.

Shown in the photo from left to right are Ingrid Mattas, teacher; Jessica Hartmus, Graham Scher and Jim Dinius.